China’s aid to Nepal: closer relations on horizon worries India

Yubaraj Ghimire China’s pledge for a grant of one billion RMB for post-earthquake reconstruction and border road construction last month came as a new year...

A Vision of Trump’s Middle East: Back to the Future

By James M. Dorsey President-elect Donald J. Trump’s, clearest indication yet of his policy approach towards the Middle East and North Africa, was tucked into...

Why Modi needs to wake up? Advice from a Pakistani

Imtiaz Gul | Indian hardliner party Shiv Sena, according to an editorial in Saamana, wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban Pakistani film and artists. “Can...

Moscow has the world’s attention. For Putin, that’s a win.

MOSCOW — President Vladi­mir Putin is winning. For now. The Russian leader is winning because the post-Cold War order he has railed against has been thrown into...

Saudi-Egypt crisis leaves Israel concerned

Mountains of words have been written about the wonders of the “Sunni axis” of pragmatic Arab states, each of which maintains an “extramarital affair” — that is, low-profile...

Rouhani: Do you think we’ll let Trump rip up nuclear deal?

In December 1953, less than four months after the Anglo-American-instigated coup to topple Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, students at Tehran University went on...

Why Erdogan wears the ‘dictator’ label with pride

One of the most popular words used to describe Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan these days is "dictator." That really doesn't come as much...

Will Israel expand settlement to Jerusalem border?

The court-ordered evacuation of the illegal Amona outpost in the West Bank (scheduled for Dec. 25 at the latest), and the proposed outpost Regularization...

Why Nawaz Sharif’s foreign policy is a complete disaster?

Most political commentators could see it coming that India will use Heart of Asia platform to further promote her agenda of isolating Pakistan internationally...

Will Ivanka Trump Be the Most Powerful First Daughter in History?

Ivanka Trump is about to become the most influential first daughter since Alice Roosevelt Longworth. But can she do so without damaging her own...

Tribute to my hero: Fidel Castro of Cuba

“I will be 90 years soon. Soon I will be like others. The time will come for all of us,” Fidel Castro, April 19,...

Found at an Islamic State training camp: bunk beds, weapons manuals, steroids

MOSUL, Iraq — The bunk beds that fill the rooms sleep more than 80 Islamic State recruits. On the walls, posters detail the components of...